The Kansas City Royals culled their roster today and Fernando Cortez fell short. Cortez hit a mere .407 this spring and did enough that the Royals kept him in big-league camp until their final cuts.
Kansas City is still deciding its last roster spot and Joey Gathright is in the mix. Gathright is hitting only .370.
Cortez will start the year in Class AAA Omaha but obviously made a good impression.